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Health Department Seeks Input on Proposed LRI Landfill Permit Change

May 28, 2015

Public comment accepted through June 30

TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has received an application to modify the solid waste permit for the LRI Landfill near Graham. The Health Department invites the public to comment on the proposed change by June 30 as it reviews LRI’s request. The landfill is located at 30919 Meridian St. E.

The modification would change the permit’s duration from a fixed 10 years to a period equaling the remaining operational phase of LRI Landfill’s life, projected to be another 25 to 35 years. This projection, however, is heavily dependent on Pierce County’s population growth, economic activity and the success of recycling and diversion programs.

The proposed permit modification is the result of changes in state solid waste regulations. It would not affect operations, environmental monitoring or other conditions of the LRI Landfill permit. The Health Department would continue to perform formal permit reviews each year and update the permit’s conditions as needed.

“We look forward to making a decision on the LRI proposal based on thoughtful consideration of any potential impacts. We want to hear any comments or concerns from the community regarding this proposal,” said Andy Comstock, Environmental Health program manager.

Public Comment Welcome

As the Health Department reviews LRI’s request, it welcomes comments and concerns from the public. More information about current and previous LRI Landfill solid waste permits, solid waste handling regulations and the requested permit modification is available at www.tpchd.org/lri.

Send any comments on the proposed change by 4:30 p.m., June 30, by email at ehsolidwaste@tpchd.org or mail to:

Andy Comstock
Environmental Health Division – Waste Management
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
3629 South D Street, MS 1045
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

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